Heather
Beginner October 2020

Switching up what side we stand on

Heather, on March 11, 2020 at 8:32 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 18
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So usually it is groom to the right and bride to the left (and I know there is this whole thing about how back in the day it was that way so the bride wouldn't get hit with the groom's sword..but let's get real, it's 2020 and there will be no swords.) So where the sun is setting it would be in whomever is on the left side eyes. My fiance has offered to stand on that side to save us ladies that fate. Has anyone ever switched bridal sides or will we look like we don't know what we are doing?

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Latest activity by Clíodhna, on March 12, 2020 at 1:09 PM
  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber ·
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    I don't think anyone will really think twice about it. They'll probably realize the sun and assume that's why you made the switch. I wouldn't worry too much about it!

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    I don’t think it matters much. You’re right. It’s 2020 and we should feel free to have a little flexibility.
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    Is it possible to have your wedding slightly earlier or slightly later so the sun isn’t bothering anyone?


    But no it’s fine to stand on whatever side you want. My husband stood on the left for our ceremony as is traditional in Jewish weddings
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
    Julie ·
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    I flipped. Surprised my wedding planner at the rehearsal, but I think if looked just fine
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  • Nicole
    VIP September 2020
    Nicole Online ·
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    We’re switching sides because my left side is my more photogenic side and I want to love my ceremony pictures. I don’t think anyone will care or really notice.
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  • A
    Super August 2020
    Alex ·
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    My best friend switch sides because she liked the other side of her face better lol. It wasn't a big deal. They only thing was you either need to tell the guest to sit on any side or let the ushers know it is switched for the guest.

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  • Kelsi
    Expert June 2020
    Kelsi ·
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    It's really not a big deal. As someone else mentioned, other religions/cultures switch up the sides too Smiley smile

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  • Brittany
    Expert September 2020
    Brittany ·
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    I’m switching sides because my hair will be to one side to hide a scar and I don’t want my face party covered by that so I’m switching Smiley smile
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  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
    Fenja ·
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    We are going to flip sides too! Because both of your better sides are on the other side than the one that would show if we would stand the traditional way so we decided we are going to switch it. I don't think anyone will care to be honest Smiley xd

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  • Heather
    Beginner October 2020
    Heather ·
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    Thank you guys for you input! I feel a lot better about us switching sides now. ❤ We will definitely have to tell the guests and family where to sit and I am sure there will be questions but hopefully it will all work out in the end.
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
    Julie ·
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    Hahahahaha this was my reason, too 😂😁🥰
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  • Alma
    Devoted June 2021
    Alma ·
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    We are switching sides as well. I love my tattoos but I dont want them in all of my photos.

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    I mean, WE had swords at our wedding, so you never know...

    However, it really doesn't matter. I have never really thought about where the bride stands, so just do what you want!

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  • Serena
    Devoted October 2020
    Serena ·
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    We might be switching too!! Depending on which way my veil is blowing, I'll switch haha. Def not weird!
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  • Jennifer
    Dedicated December 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    Oh I'm standing so that my right side is showing to the crowd haha. I def. have a better side. I don't think anyone will notice at all. Or if they do, I don't think they'll care at all.

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  • Angel
    Expert August 2020
    Angel ·
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    I'm going to be switching sides as well! I don't care what anyone thinks/says.

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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    We are going to switch sides. But not because of the sun... because that is my “good side” for photos LOL
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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    You can totally flip sides. It's totally up to you two what sides you stand on Smiley smile

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